If you enjoy thirties-fifties automobiles, here is a circa 1950 Chicago, Illinois, street scene filled with them at the intersection of Michigan Boulevard and Monroe Street. We would guess that the photo was taken either late in the spring or early in the fall as a number of the women are wearing coats. One of the City’s finest seems to be directing traffic at a busy time during the day. Note the two large neon beverage signs and a single billboard in the background.
There are a large number of cars along with buses from the Chicago Motor Coach Company on the street that you can study (below) in the enlargeable images. Let us know what interests you here and the year of the newest and oldest cars in the IDOT photo that is courtesy of the UCI Digital Collections. Can any of our readers from Chicago tell us more about this area? You can also view a wide variety of vintage street scenes here on The Old Motor.
This image was found by Daniel Strohl at Hemmings Motor News, who has assembled a wide array of photos showing Automobile scenes in the Chicago area.
- A Chicago, Illinois, street scene at the intersection of Michigan Boulevard and Monroe Street.